Masahiro Tanaka went the distance Wednesday allowing two runs, six hits (a home run), and one walk while striking out 11 in the win over the Mariners.
Tanaka became just the second pitcher in MLB to reach the 10 win plateau as he improved to 10-1 in 13 starts on the season, tossing his second complete game over that span while reaching double-digit strikeouts for the first time since the first month of the season (fourth time on the year). Tanaka will be put to the test in his next start on Tuesday at home against the potent Blue Jays lineup.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett